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Donate What You Grow: Edible Evanston’s Produce Sharing Initiative

GROW MORE
THAN YOU NEED?

tomato

Let Edible Evanston help. We will…

basket

DONATE IT TO
A FOOD PANTRY.

HOW?
DROP IT IN AND
WE’LL DELIVER IT.

cooler

PICKUPS START 
JUNE  20, 2020 in North Evanston
& JUNE 23 in South Evanston
and run through October 10, 2020

Place it in a cooler at the time & place shown below.

Where
NORTH EVANSTON


McCormick Community Gardens
2024 McCormick Blvd.

When Friday evening to Saturday by Noon
Who Gets It Hillside Food Pantry 


Twiggs Canal Community Gardens  
Bridge at Simpson St. 

When Friday evening to Saturday by Noon
Who Gets It Hillside Food Pantry

SOUTH EVANSTON


James Park Community Gardens  
2222 Oakton St.

When Tuesday 11 a.m. to Wednesday by 1 p.m.
Who Gets It Hillside Food Pantry


Elks Park Garden Plots 
Callan Ave. & Hull Ter.

When Tuesday 1 p.m. to Wednesday by 1 p.m.
Who Gets It Hillside Food Pantry


Ridgeville Park District Community House Garden
Ridge Ave. & Seward St.

When Tuesday 1 p.m. to Wednesday by 1 p.m.
Who Gets It Hillside Food Pantry


What

Any surplus fruits, vegetables, herbs and greens, right out of the garden. 

How to Donate

Bunch greens or bag small items (beans, cherry tomatoes) if possible; leave larger items loose. Clean off as much mud and dirt as possible and choose produce that has no signs of mold, spoilage, bruising or insects. Place in cooler during posted collection hours.

In addition to those protocols already in place for the use of community gardens, the following protocols will be implemented relative to the 2020 Produce Sharing Program:

Coolers will be washed, inside and outside, with soap and water before first use. Coolers will be wiped down weekly with water and a micro-fiber cloth, and then sprayed with an alcohol spray. Gardeners will be asked to wear gloves when opening and closing the cooler during use.  An alcohol rubbing spray will be available at each cooler station to wipe down the coolers, cover and handles after a gardener puts produce in the cooler, and before transport. The coolers will be wiped down with water and the micro-fiber cloths before putting them away for the week.  Volunteers transporting coolers or loose produce will wear gloves. Volunteers will follow protocols of the receiving pantries for social distancing, masks, etc.

Produce should be rinsed of loose soil and placed in the cooler loose or in clean plastic bags.

Ice packs will be washed in soap and water before first use. After frozen they will be placed in sealed gallon-sized zip lock bags to minimize contamination, and then placed in the coolers. The zip locked bags will be washed with water and a micro-fiber cloth and sprayed with the rubbing alcohol spray after each use. An alternate to ice packs will be weekly purchased bags of ice for each cooler. 

McCormick (and at times Twiggs) gardens ice packs will be stored weekly in a small freezer outside of a nearby gardener’s house.